Trying to select the wines for your wedding but not sure how to pair them with your menu? Usually in Italy we start the aperitif when the newlyweds arrive at the banquet hall, and for this we suggest an Altemasi Brut Millesimato, with notes of apple, herb, and honey, served with canapaes of seafood and fresh mozzarella.


Whether your goal is to become a capable wine connoisseur, or simply to better understand what kind of wines you like so you can select wines with confidence, to learn about wine is a worthwhile and valuable process. Italy is fortunate to have the most diverse wine selection of any country. This can be intimidating...


Italy, being such an ancient and important hub of wine production, is made up of numerous appellations with fascinating histories. The family wine estates of Italy have long guarded the secrets of their success, though the mysteries held by the most famous appellations are starting to be made public through new museums...


Italy has a proud history in winemaking, going back to the Etruscans and Greeks settlers, who made wine there long before the Romans began developing their prolific vineyards. Add the extremes of climate and landscape from north to south, and within Italy's many regions there is truly a wine for every palate.


It’s a hot summer night and someone forgot to chill the wine. Can you just throw a piece of ice or two in the glass, pop open the bottle and drink? Sommeliers cringe at this watered-down destruction of the distinguished and carefully balanced aromas! But wait: an Italian winery has the perfect solution for this common problem...


Alto Adige, also known by its German name Südtirol, is one of Italy’s most unique wine areas. In the past decades, the import and cultivation of various grapes, as well as a more refined use of the indigenous Gewürtztraminer varietal, has brought this province to the top in the world of white wines. Excellent Lagrein-based red wines...


The ancient muscat grape can be found all over Italy, but its claim to fame is its use in the Piemonte region, where winemakers cultivate the Moscato Bianco varietal to make Asti spumante (sparkling) and Moscato d’Asti (still or lighty bubbly) DOCG wines. Being fairly sweet, Moscato is usually served with desserts, but...


If you would like to learn about Italian wine, the best way is to embark on a three-pronged journey. You should taste Italian wines, visit Italy, and of course you should read about Italian wine. There are many fine books available on the subject of Italian wine, but these five title we selected for you are among the very best.


Dedicated fans of America’s Zinfandel get ready for a fling with Zin’s charming Italian cousin: Primitivo di Manduria DOC. While Zinfandel has grown to be an important American wine in recent decades, the Salento region of Puglia has been producing a bold, tannic purple wine from the same grape varietal since the 18th century...


Unlike food, wine in Italy has dramatically transformed in the last 25 years. The biggest change has been that Italians realized they could make very great wines only if they paid extraordinary attention to their vineyards. This altered the landscape of production and has sparked the revolution in Italian wine quality.